Big Events

Due to the large size and geographic scope of the Texas Chapter, countless events occur throughout the year in cities across the state. The following are our largest events:

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Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Awards Celebration

The Legacy of Design Awards is the annual design competition recognizing the finest interior design achievements within the Texas Chapter. The awards celebration, which includes the chapter’s Annual Meeting, is held in conjunction with METROCON Expo & Conference in Dallas in mid-August.

The 2019 Legacy of Design Awards Celebration took place the evening of Friday, August 9. Use the following links to find out more about the 2019 event:

Please join us in thanking the following sponsors who made this year’s event possible!

METROCON Expo & Conference

This annual two-day event features 150+ exhibitors, 40+ CEU's and educational sessions, programming for students, and valuable networking opportunities.

METROCON focuses on introducing the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s community of Interior Designers, Architects, Specifiers, Facility Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Students and other Essential Industry Members catering to the built environment.

Exhibitors and education cater to the corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, and retail design fields.

The following associations join forces to bring you a meaningful, expansive event: ASID Texas Chapter, ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, CSI Dallas Chapter, NEWH Dallas Chapter, and USGBC Texas Chapter.

The 2019 event took place in Dallas on Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9. Access a wrap-up article HERE.

ATTENTION: We are sad to announce that METROCON Expo & Conference will not return for 2020 and beyond. Metrocon, Inc. thanks all of its supporters – Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers – who have been there every step of the way. Visit the METROCON website for for an official statement.

Texas Chapter Student Symposium

Student Symposium is an annual event exclusively for Interior Design Students and Educators from all over Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas.

Presentations, tours and activities focus on all design fields: education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, retail and workplace.
Students, be sure to grab your friends and road trip into the city for hours filled with knowledge, fun and design! The event is always filled with rich opportunities, exciting new venues and will expose you to the reality of this amazingly diverse profession of interior design.

You will be able to interact one-on-one with successful professionals and hear from seasoned career professionals what it’s like in the industry and how to brand yourself. WATCH A VIDEO about this exciting event.

The 2018 event took place November 9 & 10. Visit the event’s official website for more information.

Student Symposium will not take place for 2019 (but will be returning for 2020!) because ASID Headquarters is holding SCALEX at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio October 25-26, 2019. Do NOT miss this amazing opportunity!

Austin Design Excellence Award Celebration

Organized by ASID Texas Chapter Austin Design Community, the Design Excellence Awards Celebration is held in Austin. Past award celebration locations include The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.


Dallas Design Ovation Awards Celebration

Organized by the ASID Texas Chapter Dallas Design Community, the Design Ovation Awards Celebration is typically held in Dallas in May. Past award celebration locations include the Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center, The Empire Room and Frontiers of Flight Museum.


San Antonio Pinnacle of Design Awards Celebration

Organized by the ASID Texas Chapter San Antonio Design Community, the Pinnacle of Design Awards Celebration is held in San Antonio. Past award celebration locations include the Noah Event Venue and Norris Conference Centers.